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Old 20th Apr 2017, 14:52   #21 (permalink)
 
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...... but the dwarf will only be out on the street campaigning if she wants to help....
Talking of that .......
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Old 20th Apr 2017, 19:27   #22 (permalink)
 
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Great! Single malt Scotch cheaper in Canada. I'm all for it.
Not necessarily, Canadian provinces set their own goods and services taxes.

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Sadly Ms. Sturgeon cannot be ousted by mere votes as she will be the head list MSP. One of the drawbacks of the Scottish voting rules is it is hard to oust a rubbish MSP.
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There isn't an election for the Scottish assembly, only for a parliamentary election for Westminster. So Angus Robertson will be out campaigning, but the dwarf will only be out on the street campaigning if she wants to help....
Only a rubbish MSP on the list. As for a non-list, i.e. a constituency MSP, it's the same as a constituency MP, councillor, etc..



One thing to bear in mind if Scotland was to become part of Canada: the border between two constiuent countries becomes a land border between the UK and Canada and that means border control.

Do the Scots, or any of us, have an appetite for that? No.

Do the Scots, or any of us, have an appetite for being down-graded form country (status quo) to province (part of Canada)? No.

Should England become the 7th state of Australia because many English settled there (some involuntarily) back in the day? No.
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Even if it was feasible, Scotland would not be Independent, as they would not be within the EU, so it does seem she has only got an issue with England, either that or she does not see any irony in her reasoning, or both.
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Canadian provinces set their own goods and services taxes

Small point - No.
The GST is a federal tax. The provinces do impose sales and other taxes on their own.
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Just remember 50% of Canada is a.
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But the other 50% is CND.
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Ohh great..

Visitors will require an ETA to be completed 14 days prior to crossing the border. Given the current population, it is also likely that most will be tested for you know what then strip searched, when coming or going. Any football louts, flying lager louts, drunks, thugs making threatening behaviour are likely to get shot.

Ohh and when they decide that they don't want to be Canadian anymore, every major financial institution and industry will desert the "Province" and move South. Then the programme of changing familiar street signs into Jingoistic Gaelic "Wee Crankie Brae" will happen during the night and potholes big enough to swallow your Jeep will appear.

Sound familiar, well it's happened before only in French.

Turks and Caicos? I doubt there is enough landmass to accommodate everyone who will try to escape those Northern Climes.

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Canadian provinces set their own goods and services taxes

Ohh and when they decide that they don't want to be Canadian anymore, every major financial institution and industry will desert the "Province" and move South. Then the programme of changing familiar street signs into Jingoistic Gaelic "Wee Crankie Brae" will happen during the night and potholes big enough to swallow your Jeep will appear.
Move west surely, to Toronto (if you're using Quebec as the precedent).

Would the equivelant of Montreal's "Blvd Rene Levesque" in Glasgow (say Sauciehall Street?) be named after Nicola Sturgeon, Alex Salmond, or Tony Blair?

If they are being honest, it should named after Tony Blair, he made it all possible. Without devolution, none of this would be an issue.

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Geologically speaking the top end of Scotland broke off what was to become Canada and clagged itself on to the top of what was to become Scotland,happened quite a while ago though.
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Eight out of 10 cups of coffee sold across Canada are served at Tim Hortons and more than 5.3 million Canadians, approximately 15% of the population, visit the cafes daily.
and I'm one of them. Good coffee, excellent value.

1. Some years ago, the RCN put out a tender to supply food and beverages for the Navy. A condition of the tender was that the successful bidder had to supply Tim Hortons coffee.

2. I heard an interview on 'As It Happens' (home of the reading of 'The Shepherd' each Christmas). They were interviewing the PR Officer on a Canadian frigate in the Gulf, that had just rescued the crew of a ditched Sea King. "How are they?" "Oh they're fine. They're below in the wardroom, having a Timmy's!"

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Old 23rd Apr 2017, 12:05   #31 (permalink)
 
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Or, alternatively, given the plethora of coffee shops vying for the trade, Leonard could be up there singing:

I don't like your coffee business, mister.
I don't like these cakes that make you fat.
I don't like what happened to my sister.

First we take Argyle Street,
Then we sing It's Closing Time.
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